Royal Princess Cruise Review by Coldfinger49
- Sail Date: August 2019
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Balcony
The ship has been beautifully redone in the past few years and the cabins and amenities are top notch. The ship offers a wide variety of daily activities but on and off the ship. We had a starboard cabin which was very important on the north bound cruise as we could see the shoreline and the various scenic wonders. A balcony is also highly recommended.
The restaurant facilities from the Bistro to the common dinning rooms and the specialty restaurants offered impeccable service and the quality and variety of the food was very good. The Italian Restaurant, Sabatin's, is a must go. The staff is unbelievable and the food is exquisite.
The only negatives I have is that I caught a bad chest cold and the "convenience" story had a very limited supply of OTCs medicines. However, the Medical Facilities are top notch and the medical staff was great.
The other negative is that the internet service on the ship is poor. The speed is excessively slow (measured at app 1 Mbs) considering that I was required to pay to access the system. Definite area of future improvement to the ship.
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The assigned Steward did a great job of keeping the room clean and organized. Turning back the covers and the chocolates was a very nice touch.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
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Only negative is the I had been hoping for the ship to get much closer to the various glaciers as I observed in various UTube videos.
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